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Energy Bill Passes Tricky Ohio House Committee

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A controversial energy bill takes another step after legislators passed it out of a House committee Tuesday, but Republican leadership moved the bill while facing strong opposition from members of their own party. The new energy bill would, among other changes, freeze Ohio’s efficiency and renewable standards for two years. Republican Representatives Mike Duffey of… Read More

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Efficiency Companies Discuss Impacts Of Possible Freeze

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The House is holding hearings on a bill that would freeze Ohio’s energy efficiency and renewable standards. These are benchmarks and policies requiring utilities to find ways of cutting back on energy use. Advanced energy companies say these standards play a vital role in developing Ohio’s emerging efficiency industry. The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, which… Read More

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Largest Cities Urge State To Maintain Efficiency, Renewable Standards

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The highly contentious bill that would freeze Ohio’s renewable and efficiency standards is raising strong concerns from the state’s largest cities. The standards were created by law in 2008. It calls on utilities to get 25 percent of its energy from renewable and alternative sources by 2025. It also sets a benchmark of 22 percent… Read More